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Japanese And S'pore Arrivals Screened

18 Feb, 2020

Health authorities have extended coronavirus screening to cover visitors from Japan and Singapore while denying entry to passengers and crew of the MS Westerdam, now berthed in Cambodia.

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Thailand Records 1 New Case Of Coronavirus

17 Feb, 2020

The health ministry said on Monday that Thailand had recorded one new case of the coronavirus and was increasing screening of visitors from Singapore and Japan entering the country in response to the widening outbreak.

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THAI Cuts Some Regional Flights

17 Feb, 2020

BANGKOK, 17 February 2020: Thai Airways Internationals had reduced services to South Korea and Singapore from its home base in Bangkok due to a dramatic fall in demand and cancellations caused by the Covid-19 virus scare.

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First Case Of Medical Worker Found

15 Feb, 2020

Woman working at private hospital contracted virus from a patient, Thai health authorities say

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Number Of Covid-19 Cases Unchanged At 33, Says Health Ministry

15 Feb, 2020

The Ministry of Public Health briefed the press today (February 14) on the latest data of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in Thailand. “A female Chinese tourist infected with the virus was discharged today as she had fully recovered,” said permanent secretary Dr Sukhum Kanjanapimai. “Accumulated cases of Covid-19 remain unchanged at 33, with 20 tested positive for infection, while 13 have fully recovered and discharged”.

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Obstacle Trail Race Launches In Phuket

13 Feb, 2020

PHUKET, 13 February 2020: Laguna Phuket will host a new sports event, the Singha Obstacle Trail Run presented by Laguna Phuket, Saturday 2 May 2020. Dubbed “Keng” (meaning “to excel”), the race will be Singha’s very first beach obstacle trail event and mark the beginning of the brewery’s Obstacle Trail Series 2020.

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Another Virus Victim Goes Home Healthy

13 Feb, 2020

Another Covid-19 coronavirus victim in Thailand has fully recovered and was discharged from hospital on Wednesday (February 12), the Department of Disease Control reported.

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Thousands Wash Down Massacre Sites

12 Feb, 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Thousands of officials and volunteers on Wednesday came together to cleaned up the areas soiled by the blood and violence of the weekend's rampage by a rogue soldier.

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Local Virus Cases Stable At 33

12 Feb, 2020

The number of local novel coronavirus patients remained at 33 on Wednesday. Eleven of them had fully recovered and been discharged and 22 were still in hospitals, the Disease Control Department reported.

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Thailand Reports 1 New Case Of Coronavirus, Brings Total To 33

11 Feb, 2020

Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 33 since January, a health ministry official said on Tuesday.

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[PHOTOS] Tourists Are Out And About In Bangkok As Usual

11 Feb, 2020

Bangkok, 10 February, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to share photos showing tourists out and about enjoying travel experiences in Bangkok today.

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Two Dead, 21 Injured In Phuket As Speedboats Collide

10 Feb, 2020

Two Russian boys aged 12 and six succumbed to their injuries after two speedboats collided early on Monday (February 10) in Phuket.

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Coronavirus Cases In Thailand Remain At 32

10 Feb, 2020

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Thailand remain at 32 persons – nine Thais and 23 Chinese – with 10 having returned home and 22 in hospital, while the condition of one Thai who returned from Wuhan, China, is normal, Public Health Ministry spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said today (February 10).

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Sick Wuhan Returnees Have Recovered

06 Feb, 2020

The four returnees from Wuhan who were hospitalised with a fever have all recovered, but one still requires treatment for a lung disorder.

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First Local Virus Patient 'cured'

05 Feb, 2020

The first person to test positive for locally transmitted coronavirus, a taxi driver, has been declared completely cured and discharged from hospital.

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Eight Of 19 Coronavirus Patients In Thailand Return Home, 4 To Be Released Soon

04 Feb, 2020

Of the 19 coronavirus cases in Thailand, eight of the patients have returned home, four have been given the doctor’s okay and will go back home soon, and seven will remain in hospital but have seen good improvement in their condition, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (February 3).

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Thai Doctors Say They Cured Patient Of Coronavirus ‘in 48 Hours’

03 Feb, 2020

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday said they discovered medical treatment that rendered the new strain of coronavirus impotent in 48 hours.

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Virus Side-effects On Tourism

01 Feb, 2020

Fewer tourists were seen on Saturday (February 1) at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram and the adjacent Grand Palace in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok.

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Thailand’s Latest Head Count: 66.6 Million, Including Nearly A Million Foreigners

31 Jan, 2020

Thailand officially had 66,558,935 residents as of December 31, the government formally announced on Thursday (January 30).

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Human Transmission Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Thailand

31 Jan, 2020

Thailand has seen its first case of human-to-human transmission of the new coronavirus inside the country, a senior Public Health official said on Friday.

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Sixth Patient Discharged, 8 Remain At Hospital

30 Jan, 2020

Another coronavirus-infected patient has been cleared, discharged and sent back to China, bringing the total number of cleared patients to six.

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Thailand: No Overstay Fine For Tourists Affected By Coronavirus Outbreak

30 Jan, 2020

Travellers whose plans are disrupted will not be fined, with 15 airlines also in talks to address refund policies

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Railways, Mass Transit, THAI, Shopping Malls Boost Hygienic Measures Amid Coronavirus Anxiety

29 Jan, 2020

Many key transport modes and shopping malls in Thailand have stepped up hygienic measures to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Thailand Measure To Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

27 Jan, 2020

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said authorities are still working out measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

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Where To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 (24-30 January)

22 Jan, 2020

A Stone's Throw

10 Jan, 2020

Only two hours from Bangkok, the limestone hills in Ratchaburi's Muang district beckon daytrippers

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What 2019 Brought To Thailand's Strongest Industry

27 Dec, 2019

Life reviews the highlights of the tourism sector during the past 12 months.

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Magical Sunset Through The Clerestory Of Kham Yat Palace

24 Dec, 2019

On Monday (December 23) at 5pm, hundreds of Ang Thong residents went to see the sun set behind the clerestory of Kham Yat Palace, creating a beam of light shining into the ancient ruins that date back to the Ayutthaya era.

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European Visa Fees For Thais To Rise 33%

24 Dec, 2019

From Feb 2, 2020, Thai citizens will need to pay a fee of 80 euros (2,676 baht) -- one third more than the current 60 euros -- when applying for a Schengen (EU) visa from Thailand, according to the website SchengenVisaInfo.com. The cost for children will rise from 35 euros to 40 euros.

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TAT Event Takes You Back In Time To The Era Of King Narai

23 Dec, 2019

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Lopburi Office is inviting tourists to travel back in time and "experience the glorious era of King Narai the Great" at the 33rd King Narai Reign Fair. Also referred to as the Ayutthaya Period, King Narai the Great ruled the kingdom more than 300 years ago.

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